Assessment one – financial times
Address the following issues:
In these uncertain financial times do you think museums have a harder time justifying their need for funding and relevance?
Do museums have a harder time finding an audience?
What would make these issues of justification, relevance to audiences and funding easier to address for an institution?
Are these issues different for museums holding art, history, geology, palenotology or archaeology collections?
Do you agree or disagree that most museums tend to change their mission statements reactively (as a result of‘short-term present needs’) rather than pro-actively (the result of long-range planning and considered discussion regarding change)?